microblading FAQ :
- Women who want to look their best all the time, even when they wake up.
- Mothers and busy professionals who don’t have the time for makeup
- Individuals with sensitive skin and allergies who can’t wear certain cosmetics.
- Individuals who want to look their best throughout activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and don’t want to worry about sweating off or reapplying cosmetics.
- Motor impaired including arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors and those with unsteady hands who can not apply their own makeup. Also women with mascular degeneration disease.
- Microblading is less painful than traditional eyebrow tattooing.
- The hairs produced by microblading follow the natural direction of the eyebrow hairs, creating results so real you can not distinguish between your real hair and your micro bladed hairs.
- There is no machine used for microblading. Our technique is done 100% by hand giving us more precision and control, as well as making the procedure more comfortable.
- The pigments used are thicker, preventing the fine hair strokes from migrating or blurring under the skin like with traditional eyebrow tattooing.
- The results are semi-permanent, lasting between 12-18 months. You can make changes to the shape or style down the road, should you want to, much easier than with tattooing.
- Fish oil supplements one month in advance
- Vitamin E
- Alcohol 2 nights before
- Stop all Retin-A or retinol products
- Gently clean brows using a Q-tip lightly moistened with water.
- Gently wipe away Skin Candy (healing balm) and any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish buildup) that may have occurred on the skin.
- Re-apply skin candy (healing balm) after lightly cleaning with a tissue.
- Apply a light layer of skin candy morning and night to brows for five to seven days.
- Do not over apply Skin Candy.
- Do not immerse brows in water for two weeks.
- Avoid face area when showering.
- When washing your face, make sure to avoid brows.
- Do not use makeup on the brows for up to two weeks.
- Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for twenty-four hours.
- Do not peel or scratch at the scabbing as your brow area heals.
- No swimming, tanning or saunas for two weeks.
- No face scrubs or chemical peels for two weeks.
- Activities that result in extreme sweating
- Avoid saunas, steam baths
- Chlorinated or salt water pools for 2 weeks after the procedure
- Skin type. IF you have extremely oily skin, the microblading procedure MAY NOT work well for you.
- How well the aftercare instructions are followed
- Exposure to sun, water, or skin care products during the healing period
- Use of acids, retinol products or facial exfoliation procedures
- Certain medications or health conditions
- Those using Accutane in the past year
- Sick (cold, flu, etc)
- Inflamed acne
- Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications
- Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.
- Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations.
- Anyone who had Botox in the last two weeks.
- Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last two weeks.
- Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
- Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval
- Anyone pregnant or nursing should get their doctor’s approval.
- Anyone on blood thinning medications.
Touch-up at 3-6 months: $125
Touch-up at 6-9 months: $175
Touch-up at 9-12 months: $250
Touch-up at 12-18 months: $350
$100 deposit is required to secure your appointment. This deposit will be applied to the cost of your procedure and is refundable if you cancel 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.
There are many considerations that go into the pricing, including the quality of the tools and pigments used, the importance of continuing education, and the expense of insurance and proper licensure. Microblading is both an art and a science. When it comes to your safety and the integrity of your skin, you shouldn’t settle for anything less.
Microblading can really act as a fountain of youth for older clients because oftentimes their eyebrows can be sparse from decades of over-plucking or the hair has just flat out stopped growing. This means a daily routine of filling in their brows.
Because eyebrows really make our face, and if they’re thinned, sparse, or faded, microblading can cultivate a look that leaves older clients looking younger and more refreshed! Beyond just plucking, thinning brows can be related to changing hormones, medical treatments such as chemo, and nutrient deficiencies as we age. Skin becomes drier as we age. Dry skin - we can all be at its throes, but the truth of the matter is that as we lose vital moisture. Our bodies make fewer natural oils and a loss of hormones can leave the skin parched. So, how does this correlate to older clients? Those over 40 with direr skin will hold onto pigment longer, which actually isn’t a bad thing! Microblading or Permanent Makeup may last much longer in older clients. We encourage our older clients for a natural brow. For older clients - less is more! While some may still be after a bold thick brow, unfortunately, it’s no longer the best choice for those over 40. It can look cartoony and wildly out of place. Instead, we recommend a more delicate brow that emphasizes what they already have.
The skin thins the older we get. There are many factors that cause thinning skin - from years of sun damage to genetics - and as we age, it’s the dermis which is the thick fibrous tissue composed of collagen and elastin, that begins to break down causing thin skin, sagging, and wrinkles. For older clients with thinning skin we use gentle, delicate, and light techniques for a brow that is heightened.
QUALITY is remembered long after the price is forgotten.
Let’s not forget that we are opening the skin... ON YOUR FACE. The importance of proper disinfection protocol and the use of single-use instruments cannot be understated.
Why is Microblading so expensive?
There’s no quick and simple answer to that question, so we wanted to clarify what goes into a proper microblading procedure and why bargain-shopping for an artist is kind of a terrible idea. I love lists, so let’s start with a couple of good ones.
Things that you definitely should bargain-shop for:
Things that you should NOT bargain-shop for:
-plastic surgery (or ANY surgery, for that matter)
-invasive or meticulous skin treatments
Do you notice a pattern here? All of the items in the first list are things that are replaceable, low-risk, or temporary. The items in the second list are very different. To put it simply, you should never bargain shop for anything that is permanent, or anything that involves sharp instruments or powerful machines making direct contact with your body.
Procedures which require great attention to detail, artistic flair, extensive schooling, proper licensure and/or expensive equipment are always going to come at a cost. By all means, take a look at all of your options and educate yourself on what the average cost is for the procedure you are seeking in your area. You will probably note that you can find a bargain for anything. You may even find yourself wondering how there can be such a ridiculously low-cost option when the majority of the competitors in the market are charging so much more. That’s what I like to call a RED FLAG.
As the old adage goes, If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
And while we are spouting off old adages, why not include this little pearl of wisdom:
You get what you pay for.
I can’t tell you how many people walk through my doors with terrible, disfiguring permanent makeup gone wrong. Most of the time it can be fixed, but at a significant cost and over several months of painful or invasive corrective treatments. Even after extensive corrective work, the skin in the affected area will never be the same, leaving the client facing frequent touch-ups of the corrective work at their expense. What do these clients have in common? In most cases, they chose their technician because they offered the lowest price.
The price for microblading is very reasonable considering what a good set of brows can do for someone’s confidence- not to mention the glorious convenience of facing the world makeup-free every day. That said, I understand that for a consumer, it can be confusing to see a $180 Groupon for microblading floating around on the Internet. In the average large U.S. city, the cost for a good microblading procedure by a reputable artist (including a touch-up) will run you anywhere between $700 and $1500. Artists base their prices on the time they devote to the procedure, the cost of their tools and pigments, and the investment they make in their education, licensure, and insurance. If the cost is much lower than average, it usually means that one of those components is sorely lacking. That said, sometimes you can get lucky when a great artist runs a special or contest, or you can save by finding a new (well-trained!) artist looking to build their clientele.
How do you know if the artist you are researching is reputable? Do your research and make sure your artist can provide:
-plenty of close-up and clear before/after pictures
-pictures of HEALED results
-many positive reviews/testimonials
-proper licensure, training, and insurance
Above all, follow your gut. It’s much smarter to save your pennies for the right artist than to risk a subpar or even disastrous result. This is your FACE, and it’s the only one you’ve got!
Choose wisely and enjoy the peace of mind that comes along with an informed decision.
Information was taken from Whitney Moon, L.M.E., I.C.T.
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Our goal is to help you make a more informed decision about the investment you are about to make in your natural beauty.
Microblading is used to enhance, correct facial features and emphasize your own natural beauty by permanently implanting colored pigments within the skin.
The pigments are mixed individually for each client skin tone.
Microblading, also known as Permanent Makeup, Micropigmentation or Permanent Cosmetics, is a non-surgical procedure. The process includes an initial consultation, procedure and a follow-up visit for adjusting the shape, color or density of the pigment. Color choices and shaping are determined during a free consultation, which you can schedule in our Microblading NJ offices.
Microblading allows you to look your best at all times! Each treatment is as unique as the individual receiving it.